Clinical Operations teams play a critical role in the development of new treatments. Responsible for operational management of clinical trials, they are at the center of the lengthy process of taking a drug candidate through all phases to become an approved treatment available to patients.
From a Small Biotech to a Global Biopharmaceutical Leader
In my role within Global Clinical Operations, I am responsible for leading the strategy and conduct of our clinical trials within Takeda’s Gastroenterology Therapeutic Area Unit. In Clinical Operations, we seek to find ways to optimize our trials in order to make the process as smooth as possible for patients, physicians, and research colleagues, so that ultimately, we can deliver our treatments faster.
Having been here for almost 15 years, I’ve seen many changes. When I first joined we were a very small biotech, and in those early years we were doing a lot of tasks that today we outsource to global contract research organizations, external partner companies whose support allows us to work smarter and more efficiently.